from our family, to yours

from our family, to yours

What’s the secret to Kendamil? We’re not a business. We’re a family, and we put family at the heart of everything we do. 

From British farms, to formula

From British farms, to formula

Over the last 60 years, our team has passed down research and expertise from generation to generation at our factory in the Lake District. British family farms and local innovation are at the heart of the quality products we so proudly produce.

british
whole milk fats
family business
no palm oil
no fish oil
grass fed cows
no corn syrup
vegetarian
non gmo
award winning

"As a father of two boys, it fills me with incredible pride every day to know that the products our team lovingly craft in Kendal are making a real difference in families' lives all over the world"

"As a father of two boys, it fills me with incredible pride every day to know that the products our team lovingly craft in Kendal are making a real difference in families' lives all over the world"

Dad, Founder, MBE

Raising the bar

Raising the bar

Starting at farm level and right through to the Kendamil you find in shops, we are committed to combining the best of nature with the latest scientific research, so that you can trust you’re getting the best of both in every drop.

Raising the bar
Raising the bar
for all families
for all families
Every journey, every step
Every journey, every step
Always growing
Always growing

From farm to formula in 10 hours

Step 1

Every Kendamil recipe is crafted from our home in the British Lake District by our expert team of formulators. Our Head of R&D has been working in Kendal researching baby formula for over 43 years and closely monitors each recipe we produce and adjust over time. Every new recipe starts with the question, ‘what would we craft if we didn’t have to compromise?'.

Step 2

Our factory in Kendal receives over 1 million litres of milk each month! All of our milk, whether it be cows’ milk or goats’ milk, comes from grass-fed animals on farms with a passion for animal welfare. We source our creamy, Organic whole cows’ milk each morning from local, British farms that deliver fresh liquid milk to our factory in Kendal. All milk that arrives onsite is tested for any form of contaminants and any milk that doesn’t meet our high standards is rejected. After this step, the milk is pasteurised with a mild heat step.

Step 3

Our pasteurised whole milk is standardised before being uniquely enriched with vitamins and minerals in a wet blending stage, which also combines additional sources of fat content to our unique whole milk fat recipes. Achieving the right balance of macro nutrients is critical to baby formula production, as we strive to mimic the levels identified in breastmilk.

Step 4

Our enriched milk is then sent through a series of gradual evaporation steps before entering our drying tower, which is a six-storey building within which our liquid formula is converted into powder, forming ‘snowflake’ particles. Each batch of product is rigorously quality tested before passing on to the next stage of the process where we dry blend additional minerals to ensure they’re properly dispersed in our formula.

Step 5

Within hours, our milk has become formula, and it travels to our canning line where it is accurately measured and dispensed into Kendamil cans. Each can is then sealed and ‘crowned’ with our gold overcap.

Step 6

Each batch of formula is tested by our Quality Control and Quality Assurance Departments, ensuring that every can of formula meets the high standards set by us and the families that rely on Kendamil for their little ones.

some of our proudest moments

2024
2024 2024
Onward and upwards
Onward and upwards

Our team in Kendal has grown nearly three times since the launch of Kendamil, and we’re continuing to invest in our Kendamil HQ. We are a family business in more ways than one, with a small team who work closely together day in day out. Kendamil would be nowhere without our (extended) family in Kendal, and we’re excited to see what comes next

2023
2023 2023
By order of the King! 
By order of the King! 

In recognition of the jobs created in the Lake District, our contribution to British farming and our support of families in the USA, Ross was awarded an Honorary MBE by order of King Charles III.

2022
2022 2022
Kendamil supports American families
Kendamil supports American families

In response to a baby formula shortage in the United States, Kendamil offers supply to the US government and delivers millions of cans of formula to parents in need. Kendamil offers parents in America a new, high standard of baby formula for a price that is more competitive than the most popular brands. Within 12 months, Kendamil is the fastest growing formula brand in the USA.

2020
2020 2020
By Royal Appointment
By Royal Appointment

Years after Kendamil is first delivered to Buckingham Palace, our impact on UK manufacturing is given the royal seal of approval with the Queen’s Award. As the only British formula manufacturer, our use of locally sourced whole milk puts the high standards of British farming into the spotlight!

2016
2016 2016
Kendamil grows up! 
Kendamil grows up! 

Our Classic formula cows milk formula is joined by Organic and then Goat, as well as our weaning porridges range. Our team travel all over the world and are greeted by parents who share their positive experiences using Kendamil.

2016
2016 2016
Kendamil, meet Tesco. 
Kendamil, meet Tesco. 

After many years of only being sold in smaller subsets of stores or online, Kendamil was welcomed to Tesco as one of its prized ‘incubator’ brands. Who knew you could go from 0 to over 6000 stores in a few years! This was crucial to our mission to be accessible to parents, and the first step in our goal to bring Kendamil to parents everywhere.

2016
2016 2016
Kendamil is born!
Kendamil is born!

Building on decades of experience, our R&D team set out to formulate a formula product that is uncompromised in terms of the ingredients it uses and the processing it undergoes. When our unique whole milk recipe is born, it’s only fitting that we name it after the town it comes from – Kendal. Within 1 year Kendamil even found itself in Buckingham Palace!

2015
2015 2015
Our new family home
Our new family home

In 2015, the McMahon family took over the factory in Kendal to protect the jobs of our world-class team and to ensure that the production of baby formula remained in the United Kingdom.

1962
1962 1962
British Centre of Excellence
British Centre of Excellence

The doors to our factory in the British Lake District first opened over 60 years ago when it was specially built to be a Centre of Excellence for baby formula. Over the decades our team has passed down research and experience from one generation to the next, constantly building on our understanding of nutrition.

meet our (extended) family

We're proud to be a family owned and operated business. Find out more about some of the people who help us feed millions of families across the world.

dad & co-founder

Ross

More about Ross

brothers & co-founders

Will & Dylan

More about Will & Dylan

mum & registered midwife

Emma

More about Emma

dad & factory manager

Simon

More about Simon

mum & content manager

Louisa

More about Louisa

mum & head of customer success

Susie

More about Susie

our award cabinet

Tried and tested by mums, our Classic Follow-On Milk proudly won GOLD as the 'Best Baby Food'

Made for mums award 2024

Naturally gentle, our Goat Follow-on came home with GOLD for 'Best Product for Bottle Feeding'

Mother & Baby Awards 2022

Kendamil was given a royal seal of approval with the prestigious and globally recognised Queen's Award

Queen's Award for Enterprise

Our Classic Follow-On milk was was judged by a panel of experts to win 'Best New Baby and Infant Food' for it's creamy taste

Grocer New Product Award

Another accolade for our Classic Follow-On milk, judged to be worthy of the 'Grand Gold Quality' award

Monde Selection 2021

Mums declared our Classic Porridge ranges made breakfast a breeze and voted GOLD for 'Best Baby Breakfast fFood'

Mother & Baby Awards 2021

Kendamil was recognised for it's growth in the local region, supporting northern trade and production in the UK

Board of Trade Awards 2019